Neten Dorji | Trashigang

Trashigang dzongkhag court held the opening statement for the battery case yesterday after one of the litigants, Tshering Yangki, appealed against the lower court’s judgment last week.

Trashigang police representing Wamrong police and representatives of the defendants,  Sonam Peldon and her son, submitted their statements.

“We don’t have anything to say on the judgment issued by the lower court,” the Prosecutor of Trashigang Police submitted.

During the opening statement, representatives of defendants also submitted to consider the judgment of the lower court.

“Since the defendants submitted evidence, both in written and verbally, to the lower court they are requesting the court to consider the court’s judgment,” the representative of Sonam Peldon and her son submitted.

He also submitted to the court to consider the doctors’ findings on Sonam Peldon’s injury sustained as a result of the fight with Tshering Yangki.

Tshering Yangki earlier in her appeal to Trashigang court submitted that the duo had defamed her by circulating video clips on the incident. Their representative challenged her stating that Tshering Yangki has to identify who circulated the videos. “Since it isn’t reflected in the charge sheet and the issue is not related to the case,” he submitted.

The representative also submitted that Tshering Yangki has to report to police and follow due process.

Tshering Yanki appealed to Trashigang dzongkhag court on five grounds against the lower court’s judgment on October 14.

The next hearing is on October 27.